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    Default Kapow on POW Bear

    kingfisherktn, son#1 and his girl friend boated over to POW on Friday evening and returned Sunday morning. The goal was to get the gf a bear. We took sons new to him 25' Allen Marine boat. The was the first real cruise since we went to Juneau last month to make the purchase.

    The boat and trip over.
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    Saturday morning started at 4:30, took about and hour before we were under way. By 9:00 we had seen 2 bears but couldn't get in on them. We found plenty of shore grasses for food and you could see where the bears had been grazing. Around 10:30 we spotted a real pig, the wind wasn't a factor so son & gf rowed to shore while I watched from about 600 yards out on the water. They got within about 150 yards but she didn't feel comfortable with the shot so they moved to a new location to try to sort things out. They watched and waited about 20 minutes as the gf tried to get in the right spot that suited her. All of this time the water and wind was dead calm. Just as she was about to shoot a breeze came up and they were busted. All they could do was head back to the boat as he galloped away into the brush.

    We loaded them up and headed out to look for more bear. A couple of miles away we spotted another bear, but not as big as the pig they just left. She decided to give it another try. I dropped them off in the skiff about 50 yards from shore and they put the sneak on the bear. They had to cut up through the woods to get in range, after 15 minutes I heard a shot and the bear went over a small rise on the beach. They came out of the woods and slowly walked over to where they last saw the bear and just over the rise it was piled up next to a stream.

    It was an unrubbed beautiful 5 1/2 footer. She made a great 100 yard heart shot with her 270 and it piled up in about 30 feet.
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    Happy hunters after she helped do the skinning.

    All-in-all it was a great trip.
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    It seems that someone provided good advice on shot placement and only taking shots your comfortable with . The new hunter gets an A+ on her first "test" and the teacher may compete for instructor of the year - nice job!

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    Great hunt report Dean! Congrats to Son #1's GF on a beautiful bear!

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    Congrats. It looks like the family gene pool may get deeper as she is a keeper for sure.
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    Thanks guys for the encouragement, I'll pass it along to them both.

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    Those boats are super cool. I like it alot. He'll have many years of boating pleasure aboard her. Nice hunt too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighorse View Post
    Those boats are super cool. I like it alot. He'll have many years of boating pleasure aboard her. Nice hunt too.
    He looked long and hard for the right boat and was really pleased when he found the Allenmarine.

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    Nice ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskeg View Post
    Nice ......
    We saw 6 bears and only one had a rub--right between the eyes.

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    Great report. That is an awesome boat. Congrats on a successful hunt.

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    Good stuff Dean. Man I miss SE AK this time of year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKnook View Post
    Great report. That is an awesome boat. Congrats on a successful hunt.
    Thanks Nook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Good stuff Dean. Man I miss SE AK this time of year!
    Maybe you can bust one over at WF the later part of June?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Maybe you can bust one over at WF the later part of June?
    I'd rather take out that sealion at the pineapple that keeps stealing my king salmon
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I'd rather take out that sealion at the pineapple that keeps stealing my king salmon
    They got to eat something and the kings probably weren't big enough anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    They got to eat something and the kings probably weren't big enough anyway.
    Now that we've succuesfully hijacked your thread, for the benefit of the others reading this (if they happen to give a darn), there is a place called Pineapple on the outside of Noyes Island down in SE Alaska. Probably one of the top 5 places in all the world to catch trophy, ocean run kings. The charter guys hit it hard, and every day there is a massive sea lion that patrols the area, waiting for unsuspecting clients to hook a king salmon....its an easy meal for him. I've personally lost over a dozen kings to him over the years. Now its not the same guy every year, but I'm sure its the biggest bull in the herd that gets the best feeeding spot.
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    Wow, Great Hunt story, and pics

    What a Girl,...skinnin' blade in hand an' all,...
    Congrats to that team

    and thanks for posting all the pics,....looks like an Excellent Boat too
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Wow, Great Hunt story, and pics

    What a Girl,...skinnin' blade in hand an' all,...
    Congrats to that team

    and thanks for posting all the pics,....looks like an Excellent Boat too
    Thanks Al, he's quite happy with the boat too.

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